Since changing Madeleine over to cow’s milk and back to formula (she wasn’t tolerating it very well) her sleeping has been all over the place. On top of that, she’s just popped out tooth #7, is perfecting her standing and taking her first few steps! She has a lot going on so it’s no wonder she’s having restless nights. Continue reading “I Just Chopped My Finger Off!”
I follow a few mothers on social media: Aaryn Williams, Emily Norris, The Modern Mumma and Sophie Cachia to name some. It always amazes me how much mom-shaming these women cop from other mothers. The comments that they post are absolutely disgusting to say the least. I don’t know why people feel the need to do it. Why can’t we just be happy for other people? If it bothers them so much, just don’t watch or read the blog! The people behind the nasty criticism are totally unaware of what this type of scrutiny and condescension does to the other person on the receiving end. Most importantly, how are we going to teach our kids about bullying if we do not lead by example? Continue reading “Mom-Shaming”
When there’s a job that becomes available at any workplace, management already has the ideal candidate for the position in mind. They know whether they want someone internally or externally the moment the job becomes available. If an internal person has been decided upon, of course they’ll advertise anyway for reasons of legality and equality – it’s all a facade. I know this as I was second-in-charge and routinely covered my boss’ role.
So after many sleepless nights, I have decided to go for the job. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read about my motherhood / career struggles here. I was very torn between whether to apply for this role or continue my current role part time, leaving me more time at home with my daughter. However, this position doesn’t come up very often and I’d probably kick myself if I didn’t go for it.
Ever since I’ve returned back to my day job, I’ve been struggling with work life balance. When I’m at work, I miss the chaos. I miss being in charge and the thrill of going up the corporate ladder. When I’m at home, I want to be a full time mum. I miss Madeleine and all I want to do, is spend every waking hour with her. The problem is, I want both a stunning career where I do well and get promotions but also be a mother and not miss any of my daughter’s major milestones! I have a severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out) when it comes to my career.